Continuation of a theme........ I've been listening to The Doors this week. Forgive the rubbish video and concentrate on Jim Morrison's incredible voice.
I guess I like it fine....... so far.
Not sure how old I was when I first heard this album (around 12 I think) but I remember the occasion. I was ill in bed with some mildly disabling ailment (mumps springs to mind).
My brother came home with an armful of LP's. We had a dansette which he brought up to my bedroom and allowed me to play the LP's on the understanding that if I were to scratch or damage any of them I would die a slow and painful death.
Three albums stood out and I played them side by side continuously for about a week.
They were Waiting for the Sun by The Doors, Songs of Leonard Cohen, and Wee Tam and the Big Huge by The Incredible String Band.
Thinking back, I don't think my brother ever did me a bigger favour. Those three albums shaped my musical taste from that moment on. Let's face it a Rock God, a poet and a bunch of off the wall Scottish hippies played a profound influence on the developing mind of this 12 year old. Up to that point I thought the only music available was what they played on the radio.
RIP Gordon and Jim.